Friday, January 30, 2009

Good grief Charlie Brown

When will you ever learn?

It was all "worry worry worry. This person is doing this and I'm only doing this. I'm not working hard enough...blah, blah, blah".

Now look at you. You're working harder than ever.

Just one conversation with Dave Scott ends all worries about not doing enough.

No wonder they call him 'the man'.

Doing his workouts and you're guaranteed to do well on Ironman!

After a quick chit-chat we got right down to business. What are you doing now? What have you done? What do you want to do?

Get this...I told him my goals and...he didn't laugh!

Now that's a good coach!

Then he lays it out for me:
3 runs
3 bike
3 swim
Some weights

Umm...I'm not a mathlete, but that seems like there are more workouts then there are days in the week! Oh no! Double workout days!

So the freakout about not doing enough is GONE!

Thanks everyone for all nice, supportive comments. They really helped ease me back from the edge.

I don't know what the next freakout will be, but I'm sure that there's more in store for me.

Ironman here I come!


ShirleyPerly said...

Hey, you're lucky! My coach is starting me out with only 2 swims/week. Quality over quantity, he says, which means those two swims are probably gonna HURT (man, I'd rather swim 5 days a week easy :-)

Seriously, though, glad you're feeling better about what's ahead.

Bigun said...

that's a great formula. Easy. Well, not easy....uncomplicated. Enjoy them...and as a side note, I'm looking for work in Vegas...fingers crossed....

Calyx Meredith said...

How cool to have a conversation with Dave Scott! I saw him (or maybe Mark Allen - so sad that I can't remember which of the big two it was - especially as when I say I "saw" him - I mean I saw ALL of him as they just completely STRIPPED in transition - which I was not expecting - eek!) at my first triathlon experience (spectating). At the time it was a qualifier for something and a lot of big name pros were there. Anyway - enough about me :D - so glad you are confident in your program again!! Keep it up!

Stef0115 said...

Oh yeah you will be unstoppable by the time CDA gets here!

Borsch said...

I'm with steph...unstoppable!

Steve Stenzel said...

Sweet workouts!! Enjoy those double days!!

The Stretch Doc said...

You can do it!! or wait.. Just Do It!!! Ya thats it. U workn with da Man, you have to do it!